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korea, kim jong-un welcomed the troops at the front line with south korea, the communist regime unveiled new threats, including a possible nuclear attack. the u.n. security council pushed back by adopting sanctions. >> reporter: wolf, tensions remain high here on the korean peninsula, following days of aggressive rhetoric from north korea that says it is ready for war. the rogue state, which made the extraordinary threat of a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the united states says it is still willing to nullify the armistice agreement that ended the korean war back in 1953. now once they do that, they begin the exercises which start next week. now no one really knows what it means but there are fears that there could be provocations from pyongyang. this comes in the wake of u.n. sanctions that were voted unanimously by the security council. and with china's support it sends a very strong message that they're also fed up with north korea's belligerent behavior. north korea says they're on high alert and ready for any attack. >> and ambassador susan rice is joining us from the united nat
with his new friend the north korean leader kim jong-un. >>> president obama is taking his new outreach campaign directly to capitol hill just as leading republicans are reviving parts of their agenda from the 2012 presidential campaign. his former rival house budget committee chairman paul ryan sounded a lot like he did back out there on the campaign trail last year. our chief congressional correspondent dana bash is joining us live from capitol hill right now. dana, what's the latest that's going on because there's a lot of activity. >> reporter: there sure is. you know, wolf, one of the reasons he picked paul ryan as his runningmate because ryan is considered one of the smartest minds and best spokespeople on the issue of republican economic principles and today ryan doubled down on those ideas. if all this looks familiar, it should. >> the house budget committee republican majority, putting out yet again a budget that addresses america's need. >> reporter: there are some differences between this paul ryan budget and those in years past. the biggest, the election day smackdown ryan a
greeted their leader kim jong-un during his made for tv inspection tour of military border facilities. kim wants the world to see this as he has dramatically stepped up his dangerous rhetoric. he's even threatening a nuclear threat as he faces tough u.n. sanctions for the nuclear test. the obama administration isn't backing down. >> we're also going to continue to increase the pressure if they don't make the right choice. >> reporter: on his way to afghanistan, defense secretary chuck hagel made clear how closely the u.s. was watching. >> the united states of america and our allies are prepared to deal with any threat. >> cnn has learned the u.s. has recently stepped up surveillance using aircraft, radars, and satellites already nearby. military officials say so far there are no signs of unusual military moves by the north. but there is a disturbing new weapons program, the kn-08. u.s. officials say this missile, shown in a north korea military parade last year, is now undergoing engine testing. it's a three-stage ballistic missile with a potential 3,000 mile range. that's not as far as th
. kim jong-un putting rockets on stand by and warning of possible strikes on hawaii, guam and the u.s. mainland. the united states responding to the threats by flying stealth bombers in a practice mission over south korea. an island near the korean border also is a target of the communist regime's fiery threats. our senior international correspondent matthew chance went there. this is a story you'll see only on cnn. >> reporter: across the yellow sea, the island flashpoints of this korean standoff. we traveled by high-speedboat, within sight of north korean waters, where tensions are making waves once more. along this ferry heading off the south korean coast, it's very close to the tension maritime border with the north. over the past few weeks, north korea has been threatening to attack the islands, urging the inhas be inhas bebitants to evacuate. for the people here, they take it very seriously. and this is why. back in 2010, yeonpyeong was attacked by north korean artillery. there was no warning. shells just rained down on the island, causing panic and destruction. at least four
if the threats are indications of real insecurity in the regime or kim jong un's way of asserting authority. >> we don't really know the internal situation in terms of what he might have to do or who he might have to owe in terms of the ability to sustain power. >> reporter: in fact, u.s. officials tell us that it is extre extremely difficult to get human intelligence on the inner workings of the regime. they're not as worried about the big grand scale attack, but they are worried about smaller provocations like shelling some of those islands there near south korea that could lead to a tit for tat response and really see things escalate on the peninsula. ka kate? >> this is just the latest in a string of threats as you well know and you've talked about. thanks so much from the pentagon for us this evening. >>> let's dig deeper on this now with the veteran diplomatic troubleshooter, former new mexico governor and u.n. ambassador bill richardson. i don't need to remind our viewers, governor, but you have been to north korea a number of times and most recently just in january. thanks so much f
rodman. the white house weighing in on kim jong-un's new pal. i'm wolf blitzer. europe in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- it's the first full day, work day i should say, since the forced budget cuts went into effect. most americans probably haven't felt a thing. at least not yet. president obama's credibility though is being tested. after the various warnings he's given about the impact of those cuts. some very dire. some more cautious. our national political correspondent jim acosta's over at the white house with the latest. jim. >> reporter: wolf, president obama is insisting that americans will start feeling the pain from these forced budget cuts now going into effect. while the white house is rejecting the notion that it's engaging in any kind of hype, one cabinet secretary today had to admit that he got some of his facts wrong on some of the impacts. from the table in the cabinet room, president obama warned the consequences of those automatic budget cuts are coming to kitchen tables across the country. >> it is an area deep concern. i think everybody kno
korea's leader kim jong-un. will that be a good thing? i'll speak live this hour with david stern. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." it's a deal few thought would ever become a reality but in just a few hour it is will. back in 2011, congress and the white house hung a sword over their heads to force them to get the nation's fiscal house in order. they set up budget cuts so severe they would force action to prevent those cuts but both sides underestimated washington's dysfunction and tonight, $85 billion will be slashed from the budgets across the board. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin begins our coverage this hour. it's an ugly site. what's the latest, jessica? >> reporter: wolf, president obama is here and at work but he has not yet signed the order that will trigger these spending cuts. when he does, it will be low key and behind closed doors. he says it will create a ripple effect that will be felt across the economy. congressional leaders summoned to the white house for a last-minute meeting, left less than an hour later with no deal. soon afte
sight. -- captions by vitac -- >>> you're in "the situation room." >>> strong man kim jong-un spelled out his potential targets on a map during an emergency meeting with his generals. one of those targets, austin, texas. yes, texas. raising the question, should the u.s. military take kim jung un seriously. >> let's bring in chris lawrence. he's doing serious reporting on this. what are you hearing, chris? >> wolf, a lot of people in texas right now have to be wondering, how in the world did we end up on any sort of target list with a bull's-eye. u.s. officials aren't concerned about austin, but they are very worried about this escalating rhetoric. look past the picture of kim jong-un putting north korean rockets on standby inside his military command. there's a chart marked, u.s. mainland strike plan, with missile trails aiming at hawaii, california, d.c., and for some reason, austin, texas. it's wishful thinking on pyongyang's part. they can't reach the u.s. yet. but tens of thousands of american troops are well within range of a more limited strike, something short of an all
't get any weirder, it does. here's kim jong-un palling around with dennis rodman one week and threatening pre-emptive war the next. we're trying to figure out what this means. he's a young untested leader. is part of an attempted test, the strength of the new president of south korea? is it, you know, some kind of an internal power move? does he need to show that he's a tough guy to his generals who at the end of the day are the military backbone of the regime? that's part of the puzzle. but at the end of the day, it won't mean anything more than this. for the first time, china has really from the start been on board with sanctions against north korea. they helped draft this resolution which tells you just how annoyed they are at north korea. they have, to a certain extend supported it in providing it with fuel and food and this seems to be the straw that broke china's back. >> yeah, because that is pretty significant because china together with the united states, all the other members of the u.n. security council, they are on board because in the past the chinese were the
korean force and over a million forces led by kim jong-un. >> this particular combination, the intense rhetoric, also unpredictable leader makes this a pretty tense moment. >> and the u.s. military intelligence is watching north korea very carefully. they have increased surveillance. so far they say they have not seen signs of any unusual north korean troop movements. wolf? >> they hope it is just verbal bluster. >> that's the problem. is it bluster or could it be real. it is steps the north has taken under this relatively new leader are really very different and very threatening. >> much more coming up. >>> they are called green on blue attacks. a gunman in the uniform of afghan security forces killed american troops. the shooting came as defense secretary chuck hagel wrapped up his first visit to afghanistan as secretary of defense and follows another outrageous verbal assault by karzai. barbara starr joins us with the latest. it was a slap in the face to the defense secretary, the way he was treated by karzai on the first visit abroad as the defense secretary. >> well, indeed, wolf.
kim jong un is willing to take to show not only the world but the powerful people in his own country how tough he is. north korea is cutting a military hot line and delivering a sobering message via state tv. >> the korean peninsula is now in a simmering nuclear war. >> if there is an escalation of tensions, the opportunity to use the crisis management tools are gone. >> reporter: a pentagon official called pyongyang's actions a complete mystery. an intelligence official says the u.s. is trying to figure out if it is just rhetoric or if the bluster is being driven by something behind the scenes. >> the north koreans aren't going to achieve anything through these threats and provocations. >> reporter: one analyst says this could be a test. >> it's almost like kim jong un is taking a book of flinches and carefully documenting at which point his adversaries do flinch. >> john park says kim's father would do something provocative then sit back and milk it for more time. the son is showing a new leadership style. kim jong un launched a long-range rocket and quickly followed up with a nucl
is that friend who can't keep a secret. the north korean dictator kim jong un just learned that the hard way. rodman told the british tabloid "the sun" that kim jong un's wife kept talking about her beautiful daughter during his trip there when he and kim became bffs. rumors of kim's secret daughter have swirled for a couple years but north korea never confirmed she existed. >>> now our sports lead. march madness is as much about big money as hoops. politicians here in d.c. are seeing dollar signs whether they filled out a bracket or not. the regionals of the ncaas will happen in washington blocks from the capitol. many polpoliticians are using t as an angle to hold fundraisers. the sun light foundation has gotten its hand on a few invites and says it costs from a grand to $5,000 to get into these events. i'm jake tapper. tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. eastern think about the money that could be made off the munchies alone talking about the big business of marijuana. i leave you now in the able hands of wolf blitzer next door to me in "the situation room." >>> jake, thanks very much. happening now, b
kim jong-un has been escalating his nuclear threats for weeks. >> let's go straight to our pentagon correspondent, bar practice starr. she has details. >> wolf, the concern is that kim's fiery rhetoric could become a reality that the white house has to deal with. the north korean video shows the white house in the crosshairs. the u.s. capitol blowing up. the latest messages posted by the north korean government online. a further sign of what the u.s. worries is an increasingly unpredictable kim jong-un, the north korean leader who threatened war with the united states and south korea. on cnn's "the lead," the president's chief of staff told jake tapper, the u.s. will be ready for any provocation. >> obviously the kind of antics and language we've heard, including what you just showed on your show here, are the kinds of actions that don't connote strength, but rather connote some kind of weakness and frankly, outlandish behavior. >> reporter: even before this video, the u.s. intelligence community had a grim outlook. >> the rhetoric, while it is propaganda laced, is also an indicator
up to kim jong-un and the blood shed in syria spilled into neighborhood are boing iraq all the while the secretary of state john kerry has been traveling the state on this, his first official overseas trip. our jill dougherty had a chance to be with him on the trip and sat down with him in doha qatar. >> reporter: wolf, it's part of an overall plan. at the last stop on his 11-day nine-mission trip, john kerry said, don't look for the united states to send weapons to syrian opposition fighters any time soon. the concern by the administration has been if you send arms to the syrian opposition, they would be diverted into the hands of the extremists. now, monday you said there's a very clear ability now -- >> a syrian opposition to make certain that what goes to the moderate, legitimate opposition is in fact getting to them. >> reporter: so if that's the case, then what is the problem? >> president always has options and has the right to adjust the policy as he goes forward. at the moment, this is the calibration that the president believes is correct to try to give the opportunity for
recent long-range rocket and nuclear tests, sharp said the son, kim jong-un, is even more dangerous. >> he is in a place where he has more threatening assets that are being developed than his father did. >> reporter: south korea is still trying to determine if the north recently used an entirely different offensive capability, a cyber attack on south korean banks and television stations that caused thousands of computers to crash. now, so far, the u.s. has taken a sort of go-slow approach with north korea, trying to preserve stability on the peninsula. but general sharp said it's now time to be more forceful, trying to push as much information and broadcasts into north korea to encourage the north korean people to take a harsher look at their own government. as well as trying to help south korea develop the kind of stealthy jets that can get into north korea and destroy some of those missiles before they take off. wolf? >> let's not forget, chris, there are nearly 30,000 american troops along the demilitarized zone between north and south korea. they would be very vulnerable. there
jung unso he'll thing twice before another attack. >> in fact, north korea's leader kim jong-un recently threatened to wipe out south korean units on another border island. a defense official i spoke with said, look, they normally don't even talk about agreements like this. the fact that they are shoud be taken as a direct message to north korea. kate? >> sure hope it acts as a deterrent because you know that's what they're hoping for. chris lawrence, thanks so much. >>> now to the fight over gun control, which is raging here in washington, as well as outside the nation's capital. both sides are pulling out all the stops. on the one hand, a world-famous comedian and the world's richest mayor on the other, one of america's most powerful lobbies which is now being criticized for making its pitch even to residents of a town hit so hard by a recent school massacre. cnn's tom foreman has been look noog this. tom, it goes without saying that passions are so high on this issue, they have always been. but what is the latest? they are really going all-out here. >> they really are. what y
wild. the head strong young leader kim jong un addresses his troops and issues a blood chilling threat. throw all enemies into the called ron, break their waists and crack their wind pipes. it was the same location he and his late father visited in november, 2010, just two days before the north shelled an island killing four south koreans. >> i am very concerned about what they might do and they certainly if they so chose could initiate provocative action against the south. >> reporter: north korea is threatening a preemptive nuclear strike not only on south korea but on the united states, too. prompting this answer to abc news. >> could north korea make good on its threat to hit the united states? >> they probably can't but we don't like margin of error, right, when it comes to -- >> that close? >> well, i don't think, it is not that close. >> reporter: but the u.s. still is trying to determine what north korea is capable of. u.s. intelligence officials tell cnn they have not determined what kind of nuclear material the north used in its underground test a month ago and an internation
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